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Divisibility tests These are simple tricks to test what a number can be shared by . We are going to learn tricks for testing if a number can be shared by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and multiples of 10. Divisibility tests This is a typical SATs question that can be solved by divisibility tests. x x = 150 Here we are asked to list 3 numbers that can be multiplied to make 150. Think about it. We will come back to this question after we learn our skills. Divisibility tests Divisible by 2? If a number is divisible by 2… Divisibility tests Divisible by 2? If a number is divisible by 2… It ends with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0 (in other words it’s an EVEN number.) Divisibility tests Divisible by 3? If a number is divisible by 3… Divisibility tests Divisible by 3? If a number is divisible by 3… It’s digit sum is 3, 6, or 9. The digit sum is when you add the digits in the number repeating until you get to 1 digit. Divisibility tests Divisible by 3? So the number 1467 has a digit sum of 9 1 + 4 + 6 + 7 = 18 then So 1467 is divisible by 3. 1+8=9 Divisibility tests Divisible by 4? If a number is divisible by 4… Divisibility tests Divisible by 4? If a number is divisible by 4… If we half the number, and the result is even, then our number is divisible by 4. Divisibility tests Divisible by 4? If a number is divisible by 4… If the last 2 digits of a number are divisible by 4, then our number is as well. 4 655 728 is divisible by 4 because 28 is divisible by 4. Divisibility tests Divisible by 5? If a number is divisible by 5… Divisibility tests Divisible by 5? If a number is divisible by 5… It ends with a 5 or a 0. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, … Divisibility tests Divisible by 6? If a number is divisible by 6… Divisibility tests Divisible by 6? If a number is divisible by 6… It passes the tests for both divisibility by 2 and divisibility by 3. In other words – an EVEN number with digit sum 3, 6 or 9 Divisibility tests Divisible by 7? If a number is divisible by 7… Divisibility tests Divisible by 7? If a number is divisible by 7… It appears in the 7 times table! Sorry! You’ll just have to learn it because there is no trick for 7s! Divisibility tests Divisible by 8? If a number is divisible by 8… Divisibility tests Divisible by 8? If a number is divisible by 8… If you halve it, and halve it again, the result is an even number. If the last 3 digits are divisible by 8, the whole number will be. Divisibility tests Divisible by 8? If a number is divisible by 8… So 2, 560, 104 is divisible by 8 because 104 is divisible by 8. ( 104 ÷ 2 = 52 52 ÷ 2 = 26 26 is EVEN. ) Divisibility tests Divisible by 9? If a number is divisible by 9… Divisibility tests Divisible by 9? If a number is divisible by 9… It’s digit sum is 9 Divisibility tests Divisible by 9? If a number is divisible by 9… It’s digit sum is 9 This means it is also divisible by 3! Divisibility tests Divisible by 10? If a number is divisible by 10… It ends in a 0 Divisibility tests Divisible by 10? If a number is divisible by 10… It ends in a 0 So these numbers are also divisible by 2 and 5 Divisibility tests Divisible by 100? If a number is divisible by 100… It ends in a 00 Divisibility tests Divisible by 1000? If a number is divisible by 1000… It ends in a 000 Divisibility tests Divisible by 1000? If a number is divisible by 1000… It ends in a 000 And so on… Divisibility tests Divisible by …? 2: ends with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0 3: digit sum is 3, 6, or 9 4: halve last 2 digits and the result is even 5: ends with 5 or 0 6: ends with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0 AND digit sum is 3, 6, or 9 7: 8: Halve the last 3 digits twice, and the result is even. 9: digit sum is 9 10: ends with 0 Divisibility tests Remember this question… x x = 150 Test 150 to see what can go in the boxes. Divisibility tests Remember this question… x x = 150 150 is divisible by 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10 amongst other numbers (pick any one for the first box) Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x x 150 ÷ 2 = 75 = 150 Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x x = 150 These must multiply to make 75 Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x x Test 75 for divisibility = 150 Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x x = 150 75 is divisible by 3 and 5 among others (pick either for second box). Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x 3 75 ÷ 3 = 25 x = 150 Divisibility tests Remember this question… 2 x 3 x 25 = 150 This is one solution. Can you think of others?